Cuomo: Bowling Alleys Allowed to Reopen Monday in New York State
After a long period of waiting with no guidance from higher up state officials, bowling alleys in New York are officially cleared to open beginning Monday with some restrictions in place.
On Friday during a conference call, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all New York bowling alleys can reopen with 50 percent occupancy. Every customer and worker is required to wear a face covering and every other lane must be closed.
There are also rules regarding crowded lanes. Customers must stick to their lanes and not "mingle" with others. Strict cleaning must be enforced.
Food and drinks can only be purchased if the establishment has workers to take orders and deliver the food/drinks to the individual lanes that order.
Earlier this month, Local state lawmakers were at King Pin Lanes in Rome to call on the state to allow bowling alleys to re-open. Senator Joe Griffo was joined by Assembly members Brian Miler, Marianne Buttenschon and John Salka and local bowling alley owners. They discussed how local establishments were facing "significant fiscal challenges and economic struggles."
“Bowling centers are spacious and uniquely able to provide more than 11 feet of space between our bowlers." said Craig Vogel of King Pin Lanes. "We are committed to safely providing a clean and sanitized center for our valued customers, employees, and family members as we maneuver this difficult time in business."
Senator Daphne Jordan took to social media to show how she and other local lawmakers were in support of the effort of reopening. They delivered hand written messages to Cuomo on bowling pins.
Coming Monday is guidance on gyms reopening in New York.